A password-protected directory or area is a folder that can be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized people could look at its content. This option may be used for the primary folder of a particular site or just for a certain subfolder in accordance with your preferences. For example, when you are building a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being ready, you may want to limit the access to it completely, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you may password-protect only a particular folder, while the remainder of the Internet site may be seen by everyone. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs aren't right. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take merely several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites inside a shared hosting account with us. You'll not have to do anything challenging - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to input the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of people need their own login details, there will not be a problem to make numerous different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is enabled. If you wish to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to protect any content that you've uploaded via our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it's part of, so you will not have to write any code at any time. You'll simply have to pick one of the domains/subdomains you have in the web hosting account and to pick which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. After that you can type the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be good to go. The protection shall be enabled immediately, so anyone who attempts to access the newly protected folder shall have to type in the right login details. If various people have to be able to access the same content, you can create a separate username for each of them.